This luxurious chocolate twist on a classic Italian panna cotta features three of our finest Swiss chocolates. Its stunning ombre tiers really add the ‘wow’ factor - making it the perfect dinner party dessert to impress your guests.
This is also delicious served with a fruity raspberry coulis and fresh raspberries as an alternative to melted chocolate and chocolate decorations. If making this recipe for someone following a gluten free diet, always check the manufacturer's label to ensure your ingredients are free from gluten.
Makes 12 small panna cottas - the exact number will depend on the size of your moulds
- 4 leaves of gelatine
- 250 ml full-fat milk
- 250 ml double cream
- 60 g caster sugar
- 50 g Lindt EXCELLENCE 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, chopped
- 65 g Lindt EXCELLENCE 65% Cocoa Milk Chocolate, chopped
- 70 g Lindt EXCELLENCE Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate, chopped
- To serve:
- Melted chocolate
- Chocolate decorations
Very lightly oil 12 dariole moulds and set aside.
Soak the gelatine leaves in a bowl of icy cold water and set aside.
Pour the milk and cream into a saucepan and add the sugar. Slowly bring to the boil, stirring often.
Squeeze the excess water from the gelatine leaves and stir into the cream mix until dissolved.
Set a jug onto a scale and pour in the hot cream - record the weight so that you can divide accurately into 3.
Put each chocolate into separate heat-proof jugs. Pour one third of the cream onto each and stir until melted and smooth.
Divide the EXCELLENCE 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate mixture equally into the bottom of the moulds. Cover with cling film and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes - or until the mixture has set.
Remove from the freezer and add a layer of the EXCELLENCE 65% Cocoa Milk Chocolate cream. Freeze as above. Finish with a layer of the EXCELLENCE Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate cream before covering with cling film and chilling for 6 hours in the fridge - or until set.
To release from the moulds, briefly dip the mould in warm water before turning out onto a flat plate. Decorate with drops of melted chocolate and your choice of chocolate decorations.